Sunday, February 17, 2013

Esther Dupuis (A farmer's wife)

                       Baptism of Saint Regis Parish

  Esther Dupuis, my 3rd great Grandmother, was raised as the daughter of a Judge and would become the wife of a farmer. Esther was born in Saint-Anicet Quebec and baptized on 9 July 1821 by the Parish Priest of Saint-Regis Quebec. Esther was the daughter of Louis Dupuis and Genevieve LeBlanc (Subjects of previous posts)

                   Marriage Record of Saint-Anicet Quebec

  On 21 November 1843, Esther married an Augustin Dubreuil in Saint-Anicet Quebec. The couple would have nine children born in Saint-Anicet, seven daughters and two sons, while operating a farm.

  Esther died, at the age of sixty-two, in Saint-Anicet on 25 March 1883 and was buried in the Parish Cemetery.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Elizabeth Weld (Early Pioneer of Roxbury Massachusetts)

               Grave at Eustice Burial Grounds in Roxbury

    Elizabeth Weld, my 9th g-Grandmother, was born on 9 May 1625 in Sudbury England. Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph Weld (subject of an earlier post) and Elizabeth Shatswell.

  At the age of seven, Elizabeth traveled to the New World with her parents, arriving in Massachusetts on the ship "William and Francis" in June of 1632. Her family would be one of the earliest families of Roxbury Massachusetts.

  At the age of fifteen, on 30 March 1641, Elizabeth married an Edward Denison of Roxbury. Elizabeth and Edward would have thirteen children, six sons and seven daughters, of whom only four would live to adulthood.

  Elizabeth's husband Edward would die in 1668 and she would remain a widow for the next forty-nine years residing in Roxbury. Elizabeth would die at the age of ninety-one on 5 February 1717 and was buried at the Eustice Burial Grounds of Roxbury.

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